Intel copes with war at Israel offices

Summary:Many of the 2,400 employees at Intel's Haifa R&D center, near the Lebanese border, have gone underground, but not without Web connecitivity. Michael Kanellos reports on how Intel and Technion Israel Institute of Technology are coping with the rocket attacks.

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Many of the 2,400 employees at Intel's Haifa R&D center, near the Lebanese border, have gone underground, but not without Web connecitivity. Michael Kanellos reports on how Intel and Technion Israel Institute of Technology are coping with the rocket attacks.

Intel has deployed business continuity plans, with employees working from home and via Wi-Fi access in office bomb shelters. In addition to the Haifa office, Intel has hundreds of personnel in Yakum, Petach Tikva, Jerusalem and more than 2,000 people at the Fab 18 in Qiryat Gat, near the center of the country. 

Many other tech companies have facilities in Israel, and are similarly affected by the barrage of rocket attacks on major cities in the country. With more than 5,000 employees and a $1.6 billion fabrication plant in Israel, Intel has an increased risk profile compared to companies with fewer resources in country. With its long history of working in Israel (since 1974) and reliance on the talent pool, Intel won't leading an exodus from the troubled area any time soon...

Topics: Intel

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